Johnson & Johnson was been under fire recently in 3 legal cases relating to their talcum powder and cancer. The most recent case resulted in a $70 million dollar judgement to a California woman who claims her daily use of the powder resulted in her being diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Attorneys for the 62-year-old woman, identified as Deborah Giannecchini said that despite extensive treatment, she only has a 20% chance of survival.
Carol Goodrich, a spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson says the company intends to appeal the verdict.
Pointing to two cases that were dismissed in New Jersey earlier this year, the spokeswoman claimed there is a lack of credible scientific evidence behind the accusations.
Johnson & Johnson is facing nearly 1,700 lawsuits in the United States over allegations it ignored scientific studies that linked ovarian cancer to use of the company’s baby powder. The lawsuits claim that the company also failed to warn the public of the risk.
The two aforementioned trials resulted in verdicts for the plaintiffs of $72 million and $55 million respectively.
Now a Dublin lawyer, Bryan Fox, is representing up to 20 women – some of whom have already passed away. The women claim their use of talcum powder contributed to their diagnoses of ovarian cancer.
Depending on the outcome of the appeals in the U.S. litigation, Fox plans to bring the cases forward in Ireland.
In Ireland, the statute of limitations in person injury litigation requires women affected by the talcum powder to bring proceedings within two years.
If you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and believe it might be linked to the use of talcum powder, you may be entitled to compensation. Let the “Strong Arm” attorneys at the law offices of John Foy & Associates represent you. Call us today.